Back to Basics is the recognition of how many of today’s toys and games are so defined in how a child is meant to engage with them, that they inadvertently reduce the basic attributes of why children play.
Indeed, any child’s play is good, as long as it’s safe. But what is worth including in the toy box are items that really engage, even inspire imaginations. Kardtects Building Cards encourage not only children’s creativities, but help develop other important back to basics play values as well.
Possibly you remember your parents being annoyed, when as children we spent more time playing with the boxes of an expensive toy than the toys their self. This is because of the most natural desire of children – imagination. And although we liked the toy, the box itself gave us UNLIMITED chance to dream, where as the toy would be so defined.
Imagination in a child is how he/she learns the foundations of understanding hope, desire, consequences, passions, values and how to set objectives.
Nature has inheritably embedded in the development of children that through play they learn these extremely valuable lessons; just as we see baby lions tease and play with each other, unknowing that they are learning life-vital skills of hunting.
Play is natural, and imagination is the most important tool for that play to be a valuable lesson in the mental and emotive lesson for a child. Yet, that is not all. As with the example of the lion cubs. It is not just essence of learning tactics of the hunt in their games, or with the human equivalent of learning the intellectual values through play, but this imaginative play is also vital for the physical development of a child.
Indeed, the obvious advantage is the exercise itself. A more vital significance, however, is something called ‘Fine Motor Skills’; something the Kardtects Card House Building system is an ideal product to help support.
In the modern world, with so much technology around, and video games and advanced virtual reality systems being developed, it’s been argued that children are benefiting from these toys because they improve ‘Hand and Eye Coordination’. This is very true, as children quickly attribute what they see on the screen can be manipulated by using their fingers on the controls. These acts support a child’s coordination between what they see and how their hands can react to it. Although what this does not do is something that could easily be consider more important, which is this area of development called ‘Fine Motor Skills’.
Fine Motor Skills relate to the development of a child’s ability to use their hands effectively, such as being able to constructively use a knife and fork, a paintbrush, and ultimately a pen or pencil. This requires not just ‘’Hand and Eye Coordination’, but exercises in constructively using their fingers to grip, sense touch, judge weight etc. These elements may seem silly to point out, but if we remember that our hands are like every part of our body, being a mixture of bones, muscles and nerve endings, then, like all parts of the body, the more exercise they get the better they work.
Although computer games can support ‘Hand and Eye Coordination’, so can painting, picking up a rolling ball, or balancing a brick. But the advantage of the latter examples, which are back to basic activities, is not only do they improve ‘Hand and Eye Coordination’, they also help little hands to exercise and learn the need for gripping things, how more of a grip is needed, of judging the size and weight of things. etc.
All of these establish the solid foundation of the primary quality of education and the ability to write. For instance, which child would be expected to be more prepared to being able to write? A child who has played video games, or one whose fingers have been supported in play to develop their fingers to balance things as delicate as cards, having to judge their weight and to carefully angle them to stand?
That’s why products such as Kardtects are so fabulous for this aspect of child development. They are toys that engage the imagination, whilst supporting these highly influential stages of physical development.
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